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    Sky digi box picture probs.

    This is a discussion on Sky digi box picture probs. within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; hi all, toady on tuesday i have noticed that on my sony bravia tv the picture format as changed from ...

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      Sky digi box picture probs.

      hi all,
      toady on tuesday i have noticed that on my sony bravia tv the picture format as changed from wide to to 4/3.....and when the adverts come on for sky sports new i get a full picture however when the programme and presenters come on the tv the format changes on the tv and i get 2 black strips on the side of the tv viewing which is driving me mad.

      i have gone into my services and set the picture settings to both 16/9 with video set rgb.....why does my picture keeping changing the format.....




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      Re: Sky digi box picture probs.

      Your picture size is following the picture size that is being transmitted, you may be able to force the TV into widescreen but doing this means that you are in effect streching the picture and so actually making it worse quality wise.

      It is working as it should, it's just that you don't like it

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      Re: Sky digi box picture probs.

      same problem here. and in answer to the post above it's never happened before...until now. if it is doing what it should be doing why is it cutting the bottom ticker off the screen on sky sports news? surely that isn't correct.
      i understand the difference between certain channels broadcasting in 4:3 and 16:9. but i deliberately turned the AUTO FORMAT off on my Sony TV to avoid the channels changing shape every time an advert came on.
      it has always worked fine. i turned the sky box off and watched sky sports news through freeview today and there was no ratio adjustment, so it's not the TV.
      a friend of mine has the same problem, so do other people on other forums.
      i would hazard a guess this is a software glitch caused by an update.

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      Re: Sky digi box picture probs.

      A number of problems have been reported since a recent update. See here for more.
      Panasonic TX-P50G10B, Onkyo HTS 3305, Sky+HD Thomson 4E3007 (with upgraded PSU & WD5000AVDS HDD),

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      Re: Sky digi box picture probs.

      spoke to sky this morning and they admitted there is a problem.
      the supervisor in technical support told me it is a broadcasting issue, which is being investigated and will be resolved.
      the problem i have at the moment is my aspect ratio just keeps changing. i have my Sony TV set to "wide" but when i watch Sky Sports News it defaults to "smart" and chops the ticker off the bottom of the screen.
      i can correct it by changing the TV setting back to "wide" or "4:3" but if i leave that channel and then return to it it has defaulted to "smart".

      frustrating....but hopefully it will be fixed

      one thing sky also said is it is not due to an update. only the thomson boxes were updated - mine is an amstrad

     

     

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